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Old Feb 25, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Rechargeable batteries in the Spektrum Tx's


Is there a aftermarket equivalent for the rechargeable batteries (Ni-MH AA 1500mAh 1.2v) that came with my DX6i?

And can I use the same batteries and charger in my HP6DSM transmitter?

Thank you,
Scott Mac.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Sanyo Eneloop 2000mah NiMh AA cells are probably the best cell you can use for your tx.
Old Feb 25, 2012, 04:19 PM
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Sanyo Eneloop 2000mah NiMh AA cells are probably the best cell you can use for your tx.
Harbor Freight now offers a very similar cell called precharged - -less $$ works very well
I have dozens of Eneloops -they are great - these HFcells seem to also work as advertised
Old Feb 25, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll look into those, but I was thinking more along the line of the Duracell or Energizer recharables.
Old Feb 25, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Those will work also and the fact that they are rechargeable you will save in the long run from using and replacing alkaline.
Old Feb 25, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll look into those, but I was thinking more along the line of the Duracell or Energizer recharables.
Eneloops and other "precharged" cells are preferable. They have very low self-discharge rate and therefore retain charge for months, while conventional rechargeables lose significant charge in a few weeks. Avoid the very high capacity NiMH cells (2500 and up) as they are less reliable.

Eneloops are the "gold standard" but I have used Rayovac precharged with good results. OK but not as good with the regular Duracell/Energizer type.
Old Feb 25, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Here is an interesting comparison between low discharge cells.

http://www.stefanv.com/electronics/l...discharge.html

BTW, I use Energizer "recharge" cells in my DX6i with excellent results, which the above comparison seems to support. Available at any Lowes.


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